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Published 2000 by Bantam
Black cloth, gilt titles
Dust jacket priced at £16.99
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|It is January 1721. London is reeling from the effects of the greatest financial scandal of the age, the collapse of the South Sea Bubble. William Spandrel, a penniless mapmaker, is offered a discharge of his debts by his principal creditor, Sir Theodore Janssen, a director of the South Sea Company, on one condition; he must secretly convey an important package to a friend of Janssen's, Ysbrand de Vries, in Amsterdam.